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Irish consumers have a growing fondness for online purchases, according to Central Bank data, having increased their internet spending by 25 per cent (...)

A Central Bank study finds that mortgage borrowers who draw down close to the maximum funds available are more likely to be first-time buyers in the Greater Dublin Area. Photograph: iStock

Record rent levels may see the Central Bank ease rules on mortgage lending slightly. Goodbody analyst Eamonn Hughes said wholesale changes were unlik(...)

The Central Bank has issued new lending rules for credit unions that will come into effect from 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Credit unions are poised to double or even triple their lending in some sectors after a relaxation of Central Bank restrictions, according to the indu(...)

Nick Amin will take over the leadership of Aviva Ireland’s general insurance business up to the beginning of summer 2020, a spokeswoman for the insurer said. Photograph: iStock

Aviva Ireland’s general insurance chief executive John Quinlan is “on leave” from his role and a senior executive from the insurer’s UK parent has bee(...)

Naoise Harnett of Pinsent Masons: ‘The Irish and English courts are likely to continue to apply a very similar approach to approval of portfolio transfers’

The underlying commercial issues relating to Irish and UK insurance and reinsurance share sales, and transfers of portfolios of insurance and reinsura(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf highlighted the need for the Irish economy to improve its resilience to challenges posed by Brexit, climate change and the pace of technological progress.

Gabriel Makhlouf used his maiden formal speech as Central Bank governor to defend mortgage-lending rules he inherited and pledge to focus on the risks(...)

Ger Deering. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Financial services and pensions ombudsman Ger Deering said he expected to issue “a considerable number” of decisions on tracker-mortgage complaints in(...)

Irish banks will not allow you set up an account in any name other than your own, or that of your business

My son has come home from abroad and is now working in Dublin. Though well paid, he cannot afford to buy a house at the moment. He is staying with us (...)

Michael Doherty: “Since I’m a Waterford man I’m committed to the project. We’re still fully committed”

A row has broken out over a Cyprus-based financial services company’s stated plans to create 1,500 jobs in Waterford city and the southeast. The chi(...)

The Association of Irish Mortgage Advisors said while the rules have encouraged more prudence in borrowers and lenders, they unfairly penalise families who bought during the boom and now are struggling to find the 20 per cent deposit needed to move to bigger properties.

Mortgage brokers have called on the Central Bank to tweak the mortgage lending rules in favour of second-time buyers. The Association of Irish Mortg(...)

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